Friday, June 17, 2016

Planner goes GA!

On June 6 2016, most awaited Microsoft Planner reached General Availability. Microsoft team updated that for the next several weeks, Planner will roll out to all eligible Office 365 customers worldwide. This includes Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans. Also all users with eligible subscription plans will automatically see the Planner tile appear in the Office 365 app launcher when it is available for them to use. No specific action by Office 365 admins is needed.

You can access the Official Blog post here: Microsoft Planner ready for showtime

If your Organization is not ready for Planner, you can disable the access to the service using the traditional PowerShell script, make sure you update the scripts with the DisabledPlans value for Microsoft Planner "PROJECTWORKMANAGEMENT".

Also one more thing to note, as you are aware that, Planner makes use of Office 365 Groups – so each plan is a group – and when you create a plan it creates a group. If your Organization is setup to block few users from creating Office 365 groups, then below article is essential for you to know the caveats in enabling planner for those users with few more additional topics.

Access here: Microsoft Planner–a few common support answers

Make sure you read the Admin support article here: Microsoft Planner for admins

Access the new Microsoft Mechanics video to Take a deeper look at Microsoft Planner—a new experience in Office 365 to organize work, manage and assign tasks and collaborate within your teams. Also get to know what's coming in the upcoming months.

View here: Introducing Microsoft Planner - a new way to organize work

Share your feedback through Office 365 User Voice.

Stay tuned for more updates...

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